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#OskarStrong t-shirt sales fuel $50,000 Flyers grant for sarcoma research

Lindblom announced he was cancer-free in December, a year after diagnosis

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / Staff Writer

Philadelphia Flyers fans' support for Oskar Lindblom during his battle against bone cancer is furthering the cause of finding a cure for Ewing's sarcoma.

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Red Wings set to host Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Wings continue annual initiative founded in 1998 by the NHL and NHLPA to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight

by Josh Berenter @DetroitRedWings /

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings are excited to join forces with Comerica Bank to host the annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday as the Wings host the Dallas Stars at Little Caesars Arena.

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Selanne crashes cancer patient's private skate at Ducks arena

Anaheim legend made surprise appearance at Vanessa Upton's event with family

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Selanne surprises Upton Family

Selanne surprises Upton at Honda Center private skate

Vanessa Upton, a breast cancer survivor, and her family are overjoyed when Teemu Selanne surprised them during a private skate at Honda Center

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A family of big Anaheim Ducks fans got what they thought was a private skate at Honda Center until a party crasher joined them.

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Flyers wear Lindblom jerseys on 'emotional' Hockey Fights Cancer night

Forward plays at home during event for first time since Ewing's sarcoma diagnosis

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Lindblom saluted on HFCN

NYI@PHI: Players, fans salute Lindblom on HFCN

Both players and fans before the game and in the 1st period pay tribute to Oskar Lindblom on Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Philadelphia

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For Oskar Lindblom, Sunday night hit close to home.

It was the first time Lindblom would play on Hockey Fights Cancer night at Wells Fargo Center since he was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in December, 2019.

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Lindblom in spotlight for Flyers on Hockey Fights Cancer night

Forward who completed treatment will present signed jersey to fan mourning brother

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

Oskar Lindblom understands what he means to people fighting cancer, and that role will take center stage when the Philadelphia Flyers host Hockey Fights Cancer night against the New York Islanders on Sunday (6:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV).

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Coyotes add Leighton Accardo's number to Ring of Honor

Inspiring nine-year-old who died of cancer Nov. 24 left lasting legacy in Arizona

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Coyotes honor Leighton Accardo

STL@ARI: Accardo added to Ring of Honor with ceremony

Leighton Accardo lived life to the fullest, as the Coyotes hold a pregame ceremony, pay tribute and raise her name into their Ring of Honor

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The Arizona Coyotes honored the life and legacy of 9-year-old Leighton Accardo on Saturday by inducting her into their Ring of Honor.

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Canadiens invite young fans fighting cancer to sing anthem

Brave boys, girls delivered memorable rendition of 'O Canada' on Saturday

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Canadiens honor HFC Night

WPG@MTL: Canadiens honor HFC Night vs. Jets

The Canadiens honor Hockey Fights Cancer Night during pregame prior to their matchup with the Winnipeg Jets

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The Montreal Canadiens found three of the bravest kids to help sing the national anthem on Saturday.

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Matthews uses skates, stick with SickKids logo, gets hat trick

Maple Leafs forward scores three times using special gear in tribute to Toronto Hospital for Sick Children

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Matthews wears skates for charity

OTT@TOR: Matthew wears "SickKids" skates for charity

Auston Matthews wears skates and uses stick that say "SickKids" on them that will be auctioned off to raise money for SickKids Hospital

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Auston Matthews rocked some new equipment for a great cause, and it paid off in a big way.

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Lindblom cancer-free one year after diagnosis with Flyers

Forward learned he had Ewing's sarcoma last December @NHLdotcom

Lindblom's heroic return

How Oskar Lindblom battled back to the ice

Oskar Lindblom's season was halted after being diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, but his noble return was a feel-good moment of 2019-20

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Oskar Lindblom is cancer-free a little more than one year after the Philadelphia Flyers forward was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.

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Preds, ESPN 102.5 The Game to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Day on Radio

Flagship Station of Predators Set to Broadcast Exclusive Content, Raise Funds for Hockey Fights Cancer Efforts All Day Tuesday

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

As if it's not the top preset already, you'll want to keep your radio dial tuned to ESPN 102.5 The Game all day Tuesday.

Hockey Fights Cancer Day is set for Dec. 15 on the Predators flagship station with unique Preds programming across the 102.5 lineup. The day begins with Robby & Rexrode from 6-10 a.m. CT, followed by Darren, Daunic & Chase from 10-2 before finishing with Jared & the GM from 2-6 p.m.

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